Documents

The Documents section features digitized copies of documents relating to the history of the school.  These documents include correspondence, graduation pamphlets, and other forms of ephemera, and have been digitized by Digital Resource Center staff.  Today, these documents are preserved in a number of locations, including the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections as well as private collections.

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Letter from Mrs. Jerry Snyder Concerning Laura M. Doctor

Date: April 27, 1921 - May 5, 1921

This material includes correspondence between Mrs. Jerry Snyder, nee Daisy Doctor, to the Assistant Commissioner Charles H. Buck regarding her relation to Laura M. Doctor.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Eligibility of George W. Tibbetts for Minnesota Soldiers' Bonus Act

Date: June 1, 1921 - April 11, 1922

These materials include correspondence and a pamphlet regarding George W. Tibbetts' eligibility for coverage under Minnesota's Soldiers' Bonus Act. Minnesota's Attorney General ruled that, because Tibbetts had initially claimed exemption from drafted military service on the grounds that he was not a citizen of the United States, he was not entitled to a bonus for his voluntary military service because he was classified as an Alien Objector.

Tibbetts' claim was initially denied based on citizenship and alien 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: June 4-11, 1921

This material includes correspondence between Elias Bissell and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt inquiring as to whether the Carlisle Indian School will be reopened. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: September 25, 1921 - October 1, 1921

This document contains correspondence between M. W. Acheson and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt. Acheson inquired as to the permanence of the closure of the Carlisle Indian School, and in response Merritt informed him of its definite closure due to the need for the campus at the end of World War I, and listed other Indian Schools that still remained open. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Enrollment and Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: June 2-3, 1922

This document contains correspondence between former Carlisle student R. J. Bonga and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning Bonga's desire to enroll students from his area in the closed Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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